The Ministry of Information and Communications on July 5 presented the Vietnam Navy a set of maps and documents, which are evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The 121 items are collected in both Vietnam and other countries across the world, issued by the Vietnamese feudal states, China and western countries from the 16 th century up to now, affirming the fact that the archipelagos belong to Vietnam.

Deputy Minister Truong Minh Tuan said the objects are put on show as a way to honour naval soldiers who laid down their lives safeguarding the country’s sacred sovereignty.

Last year, the ministry organised 10 exhibitions themed “ Hoang Sa, Truong Sa - historical and legal evidence” in many provinces and cities throughout the country, contributing to raising awareness, unity and a sense of responsibility among Vietnamese people in and outside the country, especially youngsters, in protecting and affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

As many as 48 posters are being displayed at an exhibition on the country’s sea and islands sovereignty in Ho Chi Minh City, which was also opened on July 5.

The event creates a good chance for the city people to learn more about the national sovereignty of their homeland, and demonstrates Vietnamese people’s patriotism and firm attitude against violations of the country’s territory.

The exhibition will run until July 17, after which it will be held in other provinces and cities.-VNA